It’s been a while. I know. For the last month or so, I’ve been shying away from emails, phone and social media. It wasn’t planned for, it just happened.
To be completely honest, after the amazing and lovely meet-up at Loop with some of my dearest friends, I got pretty sad. I just couldn’t cope with the feeling of leaving everybody behind, so I just took a break from everything remotely social. It probably doesn’t make much sense.
At the same time, Diablo 3 was released, and the husband and I spent (too much) time trying out this new game. Verdict is: a tad disappointing, but compelling at the same time. It is a beautiful game though, so that made the £45 price tag almost worth it. Almost. If you ignore the constant error 37 when you are trying to log in… But nevermind.
Finally, our final day in the UK is looming – we are flying out on the 30th of June, at 17:50 on a Ryanair flight to Bergerac to spend some time with my family. Before leaving Europe around the 1st or 2nd of August – those tickets will hopefully be booked this week.
We’ve been trying to cram as much stuff in our last few weeks and we’ve been out and about every couple of days, gallivanting around London and the South East. All of that in between of tidying the flats for viewings and packing all our stuff. We are getting there now, though, only a couple of boxes more and all our belongings will be ready to be shipped to New Zealand. The bare minimum, about 12 boxes, about 35 cubic feet.
But here’s a little sample of what we’ve been up to.
A few walks on the South Bank.
A day in Brighton.
A day in Kew Gardens.
Unfortunately, I have no pictures of our very long walk from Kentish Town down to London Bridge, via Little Venice, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, Blackfriars, etc… Let’s just say that after all this walking we’ve done in the last few weeks, I’m in dire need of a new pair of shoes (which I have just ordered) as my loyal Adidas Prajna just couldn’t take the beating anymore.
I’d like to thank all my friends who’ve been checking on me in the last few weeks, especially Rachel and Ann for turning up at my door, that was absolutely lovely. :)
I haven’t launched my twitter, email or turned on my phone yet – I might or might not do it before we leave. Not because I don’t want to talk to you, my dear friends, not at all. I love you all too much and it’s hurting quite a bit to have to say goodbye to so many incredible people. I know that we will stay in touch through the magic of the Internet. But for now, I’m not sure I’d be able to stifle my tears. That’s how much you mean to me.